“This is war. People die all too easily”. From seeing local Japanese troops persecuting their own countrymen to understanding the gravity of the US military occupation, Okinawa by Susumu Higa gives us a glimpse of the horrifying nature of war. The art style is incredible. It perfectly translates the devastation and the (shattered) dreams and hopes of Japanese civilians and soldiers. If you're a fan of Keiji Nakazawa's Barefoot Gen or Shigeru Mizuki's Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths, this will add to your splendid collection of manga about World War II.